Advertising & Marketing

Roblox could become a brand advertising powerhouse: Brands flocked to video games for experiential marketing during the pandemic—but Roblox's lasting popularity with kids and its planned ad capabilities could keep it an appealing option even after lockdowns end.

On today's episode, we discuss free, ad-supported video: Who are the major players, how do these services fit into people’s media diets, and how do they attract advertisers? Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Eric Haggstrom and forecasting analyst at Insider Intelligence Nazmul Islam.

New numbers show some growth in ad jobs: However, even though jobs in some areas of the industry have begun to come back, a rebound with agencies will likely be uneven.

Sonika Patel, vice president of marketing at Danone, shares how the brand built a value-based community rooted in health and wellness during the pandemic lockdowns, and offers advice for female marketers. Watch Industry Voices, a conversation between Sonika and Marissa Coslov, vice president of business development at Insider Intelligence, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

With the over-the-top (OTT) portion of the upfronts continuing to expand, marketers are increasingly realizing the benefits of using a unified platform to activate TV.

A direct-to-consumer (D2C) strategy wasn’t top-of-mind when soda brand Olipop launched in 2017. In fact, during its first year of business, the brand didn’t even have a website—primarily relying on retail brick-and-mortar partnerships to drive sales. But last year, everything changed.

A B2B company’s brand does a lot of heavy lifting. It is the embodiment of who the company is, what it stands for, and how it will serve its customers, employees, and (in a more grandiose fashion) its industry and society.

Major changes are coming to how advertisers and others in the ecosystem can identify users across channels and devices. The loss of third-party cookies and changes to Apple’s Identifier for Advertisers (IDFA)—rumored to roll out this month—will affect ad addressability, but also measurement and attribution. Advertisers are taking steps in response, including more emphasis on first-party data, data collaborations, and modeling-based approaches.

On today's episode, we discuss why marketers need to work on their mid-funnel (mid-range) game and the potential opportunities. We then talk about Peloton's apparel ambitions, Walmart's Q4 and 2020 performance, and packaged food giants' game plan for direct-to-consumer (D2C) sales. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer principal analyst at Insider Intelligence Andrew Lipsman.

Learn about the three surprise successes Suzanne Kounkel, CMO of Deloitte, saw during a tough year and hear her inspiring advice for female executives. Watch Industry Voices, a conversation between Suzanne and Marissa Coslov, vice president of business development at Insider Intelligence, in celebration of Women’s History Month.

Employees working from home want more than just an extra monitor

On today's episode, we discuss Google and Facebook paying for news in Australia, what consumers think of Apple's privacy labels, the changing content moderation rules, Maryland's digital ad tax, how much time is spent with social, controlling someone else's dreams, and more. Tune in to listen to the discussion with eMarketer analyst Blake Droesch, principal analyst Jeremy Goldman, and senior analyst at Insider Intelligence Sara M. Watson.